Did you see what I did up there?
It was an intentional mess.
I have an online presence. I have a blogspot, a LiveJournal account and I have a website.I am on Facebook several times a day I'm on Twitter a little less often. I do Goodreads and I do a weekly post here, provided my brain reminds me. Which it did not last week, and for which I apologize.
Back in the day I did several different bulletin boards, but Facebook has mostly taken their place.
And when I'm asked, I am delighted to do online interviews.
All of them help, I think.
How much varies, but mostly I suspect it varies buy how much effort you're putting into it.
But now why I call it a clear and present danger. It eats time.
Seriously. I can spend all freaking day reading posts on Facebook.
Same problem as always: I have two jobs. Full time writer, full-time barista at Starbucks. I still love my medical benefits and a steady income for when my publishers forget to pay me for a few months.
I try to limit myself to 1 hour a day for all of that stuff. I don;t always succeed, but I try.
Does it have a purpose? Yes. If you're reading this right now, you are either aware of me as a writer or becoming aware of me as a writer. That is the purpose. Heck, some of you might even break down and read one of my books one day as a result of one of these posts.
I can dream, can't I?
What's your favorite ghost story (Short story? Movie? Novel?) and why? Just curious, really.
Monday, October 13, 2014
A Clear and Presence Danger
Posted by James A. Moore
I write fiction, a little of everything and a lot of horror. I've written novels, comic books, roleplaying game supplements, short stories, novellas and oodles of essays on whatever strikes my fancy. That might change depending on my mood and the publishing industry. Things are getting stranger and stranger in the wonderful world of publishing and that means I get to have fun sorting through the chaos (with all the other writer-types). I have a website. This isn't it. This is where you can likely expect me to talk about upcoming projects and occasionally expect a rant or two. Not too many rants. Those take a lot of energy. In addition to writing I work as a barista, because I still haven't decided to quit my day job. Opinions are always welcome.